Cosmetic Surgery /
Rhinoplasty is used to change the shape of the nose and create more harmony between the nose and rest of the face. Rhinoplasty can increase or decrease the size of the nose, reduce the size of nasal passages, change the profile of the tip or the septum, or change the amount of space between the nose and lips. It can also correct certain respiratory problems and injuries.
A successful rhinoplasty procedure is one that improves the harmony of a patient's face and does not make his or her nose look as if it has been "operated on".
Would you be a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
If you are someone who wants to improve your appearance and you are in good general health, including your psychological stability, you can consider a rhinoplasty procedure.
The most important thing is to have realistic expectations about the results you can achieve, that's why talking to your surgeon is essential. You can use our simulator to see how you would look after a rhinoplasty procedure. Your surgeon will explain the procedure in detail, show you photos of before and after rhinoplasty, and talk to you about the realistic results you can expect. You will also receive a budget for rhinoplasty for your particular case.
Nose surgery. RhinoplastyClickA rhinoplasty procedure usually takes between one and two hours and is usually performed under general anesthesia although it can also be performed under local anesthesia and sedation. The patient normally spends the night at the hospital after surgery.A rhinoplasty procedure consists of separating the skin from its bone and cartilage support to sculpt this support and then adapt the skin to the new shape. A surgeon can perform rhinoplasty from inside the nose with small incisions in the nasal cavities, or from the outside by making a small incision.Upon finalizing the procedure, a cast is placed on the nose and plugs are placed inside the nasal cavities in order to maintain the nose's new shape and stabilize the nasal septum.
After a Rhinoplasty procedureClickAfter a rhinoplasty proceure your face will feel swollen and your nose will ache, but the aching will go away as the days go by and with medication. For the first day after the procedure, you should lie down and keep your head elevated, and during the next 3 or 4 days, sleep with your head a little elevated. After 2 weeks, the bruises and swelling will almost completely disappear.One or two days after the procedure the nose plugs will be removed, and after a week or two weeks at most, the cast and stitches will be removed. After two days you will start to feel much better, and after a week you will be able to go back to normal activity. However, you will have to avoid certain physical activities during the first few weeks after the procedure, like swimming or jogging, and you should be careful when touching your nose and washing your face.All operations entail a certain risk of complications, such as infections or reactions to the anesthetic, however they are not common in rhinoplasty procedures and they tend to be very minor. It is very important to follow the instructions given you to by your surgeon and his team before and after rhinoplasty in order to minimize the possibility of these complications. After a rhinoplasty procedure there are normally no visible scars but in some cases small red spots do appear in the area.
ResultsClickOur biggest success is ensuring that the patient feels good about his or her new facial harmony that after a rhinoplasty procedure, and that it looks natural, and not like a nose that has been "operated on".The first few days after a rhinoplasty procedure can be difficult because your nose will ache and you will not be able to see the results. However, your appearance will improve little by little, and after a week or two, you feel much better and have almost no visible signs of the operation.